Takahisa Omata is a Professor at the Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials (IMRAM), Tohoku University, Japan. He received his B. S. (1987) and M. S. (1989) in Applied Chemistry at Yokohama National University, Japan, and began his research career as a researcher for Mitsui Mining Co., Ltd, Japan. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science (1994) at Tokyo Institute of Technology, and joined the Department of Chemical Technology, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan, as an assistant professor. He moved to Osaka University in 1996, and became an associate professor in 2001. In 2016, he moved to Tohoku University as a professor.
His expertise pertains to the chemistry of inorganic materials. He has published more than a hundred refereed journal papers. He received CerSJ Awards for advancements in ceramic science and technology (1999), CerSJ Awards for academic achievements in ceramic science and technology (2014), Award of the Outstanding Papers Published in the JCerSJ (1999) from The Ceramics Society of Japan and the Spriggs Phase Equilibria Award from The American Ceramic Society in 2017.
His current research interests include narrow band-gap and multinary wurtzite-type oxides semiconductors, II-VI, I-III-VI2 and III-V semiconductor quantum dots applicable to phosphors and solar cells, and proton conducting glasses for the intermediate temperature fuel cells.